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  • 1. The ACT Writing Test Describe an issue relevant to high school students ask examinees to write about their perspective on the issue. As a starting place, two different perspectives on the issue are provided. Examinees may choose to support one of these perspectives or to develop a response based on their own perspective. Prompt #1 Educators debate the importance of homework. Some educators support giving homework because they think students need more time to practice the skills taught in class. Other educators do not support homework because they think students have to much work to do at home and have after school commitments. In your opinion, should educators continue to assign homework? In your essay, take a position on this question. You may write about either one of the two points of view given, or you may present a different point of view on this question. Use specific reasons and examples to support your position. The standard directions in the second paragraph above are included for all prompts used on the Writing Test.
  • 2. The ACT Writing Test Describe an issue relevant to high school students ask examinees to write about their perspective on the issue. As a starting place, two different perspectives on the issue are provided. Examinees may choose to support one of these perspectives or to develop a response based on their own perspective. Prompt #2 Educators debate the importance of attendance. Some educators support attaching class credit to attendance because they think students need to understand the importance of responsibility and have a strong work ethic. Other educators do not support attaching class credit to attendance because they think students should be able to demonstrate they have the knowledge of the content without having to come to class. In your opinion, should educators attach course credit to attendance? In your essay, take a position on this question. You may write about either one of the two points of view given, or you may present a different point of view on this question. Use specific reasons and examples to support your position. The standard directions in the second paragraph above are included for all prompts used on the Writing Test.
  • 3. The ACT Writing Test Describe an issue relevant to high school students ask examinees to write about their perspective on the issue. As a starting place, two different perspectives on the issue are provided. Examinees may choose to support one of these perspectives or to develop a response based on their own perspective. Prompt #3 Educators debate the importance of having a school wide dress code. Some educators support having a school wide dress because they think students often dress inappropriately and are distracted by what other students are wearing. Other educators do not support a school wide dress code because they think students should have freedom to express themselves through their dress. In your opinion, should schools have a school wide dress code policy? In your essay, take a position on this question. You may write about either one of the two points of view given, or you may present a different point of view on this question. Use specific reasons and examples to support your position.
  • 4. The ACT Writing Test Describe an issue relevant to high school students ask examinees to write about their perspective on the issue. As a starting place, two different perspectives on the issue are provided. Examinees may choose to support one of these perspectives or to develop a response based on their own perspective. Prompt #4 Educators debate the issue of schools of choice. Some educators support schools of choice because they think it provides parents with options and allows to students to choose schools with programs that fit their educational needs. Other educators do not support schools of choice because they think it creates financial chaos in school districts. In your opinion, should schools of choice continue? In your essay, take a position on this question. You may write about either one of the two points of view given, or you may present a different point of view on this question. Use specific reasons and examples to support your position.
  • 5. The ACT Writing Test Describe an issue relevant to high school students ask examinees to write about their perspective on the issue. As a starting place, two different perspectives on the issue are provided. Examinees may choose to support one of these perspectives or to develop a response based on their own perspective. Prompt #5 Educators debate the issue of common assessments. Some educators support common assessments because they think it provides students with guaranteed instruction and content. Other educators do not support common assessments because they think it stifles teacher creativity. In your opinion, should common assessments be mandated by a school district? In your essay, take a position on this question. You may write about either one of the two points of view given, or you may present a different point of view on this question. Use specific reasons and examples to support your position.